It's the second night of a Rotterdam double header on Thursday and Wayne Mardle is back with his best match odds bet as well as a juicy treble for your consideration...
"Need more convincing? Here's a stat: Whitlock has only beaten Gurney once in the last 11 meetings."
Daryl Gurney v Simon Whitlock
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I understand that this will be both of these players' second games of the night so there always that bit inside saying 'leave it alone', what with mental fatigue and all that; sometimes the first game does have a bearing on the second. That's the warning out of the way.
But I'm convinced Daryl has the beating of Simon here and 10/11 seems a fair enough price too.
The pair drew first time around, but a lot has changed since then. Simon's form is still OK, probably not quite as good, but Daryl's has got better and better. The recent results and performances of Gurney are very encouraging for the road ahead. I feel a big win (another one) could be just weeks, months away.
Last night both these players didn't play to their best, but that happens, and it should be a decent match.
Need more convincing? Here's a stat: Whitlock has only beaten Gurney once in the last 11 meetings.
Get some Dutch delight with this cheeky 11/1 treble
Start off with Gurney, as explained above.
Add in Rob Cross to beat Peter Wright at 11/10. Snakebite's form is inconsistent, I know he's beaten MVG twice, but he's only won three matches this term. The only consistent thing about Peter's game right now is the tinkering: flights, stems, darts. He changes the lot way too often and it's hindering his game in my opinion. Cross, on the other hand, is a model of consistency and 11/10 is a great price.
To round off the treble, take Simon Whitlock to hit more maximums than Michael Smith. In the Premier League so far, it's 30 maximums for Simon, and 24 for Smith. The odds of 2/1 look high.
The treble pays out at 11/1.